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Caroline Lizotte


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Caroline Lizotte


Caroline Lizotte is internationally reknown as a brilliant French-Canadian harpist and  composer. Her works for harp are celebrated and performed around the world, in festivals and international competitions for harp, and they are listed among the most influential works of the harp repertoire in late 20th and 21st century.

Her most recent work “Stellar Sonata” opus 51 for electroacoustic harp, has been supported by the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec and premiered in Paris in 2019. In May 2021, she was among the guest artists for the Dutch Harp Festival as well as being on the jury panel for the World Harp Competition in the Netherlands. In 2022 she will perform for the Ontario Harp Society in Toronto and at the World Harp Congress in Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom.

Having led a solid career as a soloist, chamber and orchestral musician for more than thirty years, notably as second harp at the OSM for 23 years, Caroline Lizotte now devotes herself to sharing her art through her creations, editions, concerts, mentoring and by the complete recording of her works. She is in the completion of her first CD album Lizotte plays/joue Lizotte- a compilation of her most extensive original works for harp composed from 1990 to today.

An Associate Composer of the Canadian Music Center, Caroline Lizotte began composing at a young age and has a large catalog of works, original transcriptions and arrangements for various formations. Many of her works are from commissions. Her music has been performed in Canada, United States, France, United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Germany, Belgium, Italy, Switzerland, Austria, Hungary, Ireland, Finland, Sweden, Norway, Mexico, Colombia, New Zealand, Thailand, Taiwan and Japan.

In 1999, Caroline founded les éditions Calyane, a musical publishing micro-enterprise, through which she produces and distributes her works with a personalized touch. There are also points of sale at the most important international harp makers, namely Camac Harps, Salvi Harps and Lyon & Healy Harps.

Mentor and teacher for many harpists in carrer, Mrs. Lizotte is regularly invited to give master classes and perform concerts of her works in Canada and abroad, such as Glenn Gould School Toronto, Eastman School of Music Rochester, Royal Northern Academy London, University of Arizona, Norvegian Music Academy Oslo, Université d’Ottawa, au Roosevelt University à Chicago et le Boston Conservatory of Music.

In Quebec province, she has taught at the Montréal and Trois-Rivières Conservatories of Music, Cégep St-Laurent and Schulich School McGill University. She was on the Faculties for the National Youth Orchestra of Canada and the Orford Music Academy. Since 2010, Caroline Lizotte is the professor of harp of the Université de Montréal’s Music Faculty.





Play With The Masters - Caroline Lizotte, Harp 2 of 4